Walter ‘Pete’ Largent

Aug. 31, 1941-May 25, 2022


Walter “Pete” Largent, 80, of Crawfordsville passed away to his Heavenly home on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Aug. 31, 1941, at Crawfordsville, to the late Paul D. Largent and Helen Catherine (Riddle) Largent. Pete graduated from Crawfordsville High School. He married Martha Ellen McClure on Feb. 23, 1962. She preceded him in death Jan. 4, 1984. He married Teresa Lynn Goff on Oct. 5, 1985, she survives.

Pete worked at Tilney’s Shoe Repair where he became an expert shoe repairman. He worked at Hoosier Crown, then went to Inland Container, where he worked for 30 years, retiring in 2002 as a supervisor. Pete enjoyed going to Colts games, Indianapolis 500, Las Vegas and playing cards. He most enjoyed making a good bet and having a cup of coffee at 6 a.m. at McDonald’s with his pals. He enjoyed attending civic meetings. Pete’s home was a must see at Christmas for decades. He loved sharing Christmas with everyone. He was a member of New Hope Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Largent; three children, Diamond (David) Carrell, Dyke (Kim) Largent and Mallory (Branton) Homsher, all of Crawfordsville; six grandchildren, Kyle (Ashley) Brown, Brandon (Rance) Largent, Bailey (Austin) Warren, Taylor Krout, Payge Wagoner and Jayce Wagoner; four great-grandchildren, Paisley, Connor, Clara Brown and Rowan Warren; brother Bob (Sharon) Largent of Springfield, Missouri; and sister Cathy (Terry) Smith of Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; and siblings, Louise Keller, Paul David Largent, Elsie Swift, Shirley Swank, Roberta White, Charles Largent, Buford Largent and Kenny Largent.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday, May 30 at New Hope Christian Church, 2746 South U. S. 231, Crawfordsville. The funeral will be at the church beginning at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, followed by a burial at the Mace Cemetery in Mace. Arrangements are being handled through Burkhart Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509.

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